Stafford Williamson

Stafford Williamson
Arizona State University | ASU · Faculty of Interdisciplinary Humanities and Communication

Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies (2014

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Introduction
Stafford Williamson graduated form the Faculty of Interdisciplinary Humanities and Communication, Arizona State University. Stafford does research for DaoChi Energy of Arizona, in Phycology and for Williamson Information Technologies Inc. in in Cultural Anthropology. Their current project is 'Our Children's Grandchildren: A View of the Past from 2067 and Beyond.'
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May 2003 - August 2014
Position
  • All subjects grades 3 - 12 AP Substitute Teacher
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  • 5 Arizona School Districts -

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Publications (4)
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An alternative use of a set of double sided reflecting polyester film (originally designed for and covered in a prior patent) is applied to solar collection for PV arrays. Discussion of use for CSP heat collection remains to be added. "Loose" East-West single access solar tracking of lightweight material adds significantly to power output even afte...
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A guide for advanced ESL learners to speaking without an accent. Pronunciation guide and exercises to achieve a neutral "mid-Atlantic" style of speech in the manner of Canadian and American national news anchor broadcasters like the late Peter Jennings or Tom Brokaw. This book is an updating, modernization and extended version of a 19th Century pub...
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Dual study, self-selected online and in-person focus group interviews on attitudes regarding sexual fulfillment as related to penis size specifically relating to expectations of female satisfaction from both male and female perspectives, from a broad range of heterosexuals of both sexes, and a not necessarily proportional sampling of GLB sexual ide...
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The author uses examples of Quarterdeck software to show that the puce of innovation in Internet software outstrips the ability of any single company or tool set to keep puce. While pointing out the validity of both standards based programming and technical innovation in advance of standards with the intent of achieving market advantage, that one m...

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This book was a modernization and "translation" from a 18th Century school text to modern "mid-Atlantic" (more or less unaccented) English. I keep the convention established by that writer (a supervisor of Pennsylvania schools) from the time when "and sometimes Y" was not included in the recitation of vowels. More specifically she wanted to keep students from interpreting a final "y" as the double long "ee" sound. What are your thought on this "convention"?
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I'd like to license a set of closely related patented processes from a university, but only if the several processes can be shown to produce equal or better results by a demonstration of their integration (by the same professors and staff who invented them in the first place). With patents available for examination, cooperation (within the limits of deep bureaucracy) from the university, and the researchers themselves. What is the best course to seek financing for such an undertaking?
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The very concept of "garbage" is a violation of the law of gravity. Only Elon Musk, owner of Space-X corporation can actually "throw garbage away" and not have it come back to earth, and even he can only put it into orbit, not send it to some distant star to be consumed by nuclear forces. What we eat that is not digested and put to use by our bodies is not "garbage", nor is it problematic "waste".
Sewage is a resource. Some people are making the analogy that water is more precious for our future than oil. I certainly agree with that. I also believe that sewage is and will continue to be more valuable than diamonds.
Sewage is full of urea, the same molecule used to synthesize fertilizers. Indeed before modern chemical companies started synthesizing urea based fertilizers, pig urine was a principal contributor toward re-nitrification of cropland soils. Manure spreaders that distributed whole the various animal droppings on fields to produce more fertile ground for the following year. They often didn't have enough in total to cover their entire farm every year so it was added every third, fourth or fifth year, which usually proved sufficient to sustain healthy growth rates. Chemical fertilizers, applied yearly, of course, were designed to maximize growth every year. Urine rich sewage water could be treated with UV and Ozone to eliminate disease vectors (as drinking water is) as it is pumped into trucks on the way to either farms or fertilizer factories.
The same applies to sewage sludge, full of proteins, starches (carbohydrates, which like cellulosic sugars can readily be converted to hydrocarbons for use as transportation fuels). So, in effect, sewage systems, by way of analogy, are like a river of diamonds flowing directly into your "factory" as a "no cost" supply of feedstock as soon as the collection system is built.
Sewage collection could be a profit center rather than a cost center for a municipal government. The revenue derived justifies the capital expense of developing modern sewer systems in line with UN Millennium Development Goals, and their maintenance and operations and expansions as well. When sewage is a "for profit" enterprise (or at least operated as self-sustaining, without any additional tax burdens) it takes away the excuse to not follow through on MDG's for better sanitation (and not just coincidentally cleaner water resources as well) doesn't it?
Eventually, the remaining water is at least clean enough for "grey water" uses, but potentially could be "recycled" in a potable water system, too, since standard filtering, and UV & Ozone sanitation would render it safe, right?
Why are planning engineers not presenting robust sewage planning to politicians in this light? Even if the economic threshold of profitability is not present at the time of construction, inevitable urban growth will get them to that threshold, probably long before the 30 year public/municipal (in US, tax free) bond comes due. Isn't it true that whether it is for Soweto, South Africa, or Bangor, Maine, the same long term planning and implementation of a revenue generating resource system could be applied to sewage systems around the world?

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Projects (2)
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Assess potential sources of global warming regardless of quantity or quality of persons espousing particular pathways and sources.
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Assess current and near future trends Project long term effects on society, geography, economics and sustainability.